IBM and Aetna’s ActiveHealth Management subsidiary have unveiled a new clinical information management system based on cloud computing architecture. The Collaborative Care Solution, as the product is called, aims to bring together information from disparate sources like “electronic medical records, claims, medication and lab data” for easy access by any relevant party during a patient’s clinical regimen. Additionally, the system features ActiveHealth’s evidence-based clinical decision support CareEngine which can signal to clinicians when suspected abnormalities creep up in the data.
Some details from IBM:
With all healthcare data and IT resources managed in a cloud environment, the system will enable the coordination of patient care among teams, so doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, aides, therapists and pharmacists can easily access, share and address information about patients from a single source. The solution can also show trends in how patients are responding, for example, to treatment for chronic asthma or adhering to drug regimens and automatically alert doctors to conflicting or missed prescriptions.
For one fixed monthly fee, healthcare organizations have access to all the tools and services without having to make significant upfront investments – avoiding the challenge of updating systems when clinical guidelines or reporting requirements change or when patient loads grow.
Additionally, the solution provides advanced analytics that help physicians or entire healthcare organizations measure their performance against national or hospital quality standards.
Press release: ActiveHealth and IBM Pioneer Cloud Computing Approach to Help Doctors Deliver High Quality, Cost Effective Patient Care…